Every year in Ramadan, women belonging to a specific age group are unable to join the religious month for about 5 to 7 days due to menstruation. As long as women get their periods till a certain age, they are not allowed to fast or offer prayer in the holy month of Ramadan.
With menstruation comes numerous biological changes, such as bloating, internal pains and hormonal changes. All of this, sometimes, accounts to women during menstruation less spiritual, leaving their Islamic goals for the month altogether.
All sorts of feminine concerns, such as postnatal bleeding and menstruation are creations of Allah and His wisdom. These, by no means, are to be deemed as a punishment from Allah. If Allah demands the women to refrain from the ritual fasting and ritual prayer, then it is also a form of worshipping, if done correctly.
“Al-Ibadah is a collective term for all of the deeds and words which Allah loves and is pleased with [whether] inward or outward.”
Women often feel that those days when they’re on their period are making them miss out the opportunity to gather blessings in the holy month of Ramadan since they cannot fast or pray. However, this is not true at all. There are many Ibaadah that can be performed even while you are on your period. Here is a list of 10 such Ibadaat that any woman can easily perform for those days;
1. Make Lots Of Dua’as For Yourself And Your Loved Ones:
Even though you cannot offer Namaz or recite the Holy Quran while you are menstruating but you can always pray! Making dua’as for yourself and for the ones you love is always fruitful. Nu’man bin Bashir (May Allah be pleased with him) reported the Prophet Mohammad (Peace Be Upon Him) said
“Du’a is worship.”
2. Visit A Close Family Member:
Visiting close relations and maintaining kinship with good intentions are much appreciated in Islam. So paying a visit on such days will fulfill your need of blessings in Ramadan. Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) said:
“And he who believes in Allah and the Last Day should unite his ties of kinship.”
3. Seek Forgiveness From Allah Through Istighfaar:
Reciting Istighfirullah and seeking forgiveness on such days will help you feel more at peace. It can easily done while cooking, walking and doing your daily chores as usual. Remembering Allah is a much appreciated Ibaadah in the eyes of Allah. He says;
“O you who have believed, remember Allah with much remembrance.”
[Surat Al-Ahzab: 33: Verse: 41]
4. Give Daw’ah To Muslims And Non-Muslims:
It can be done even more easily nowadays through your social media accounts. Sharing a post on your Facebook or tweeting an Islamic post daily will enhance your piety and add to your good deeds. Prophet Mohammad (Peace Be Upon Him) said:
“Convey from me even if it is (only) one ayah (verse).”
[Narrated by al-Bukhari]
5. Read Beneficial Islamic Books:
Reading itself is a healthy habit however, on the days you are already on your period instead of reading any other fiction, reading Islamic books would do you good. Acquiring knowledge of Islam and about Our Creator will definitely help you. Anas ibn Malik reported, the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said:
“Seeking knowledge is obligatory upon every Muslim.”
[Sunan Ibn Majah]
6. Pay A Visit To The Sick:
Being hospitable and helpful towards those who are sick is a much appreciated act of kindness in the eyes of Allah. It also makes us feel even more thankful towards Allah for rewarding us with good health. Prophet (Peace & blessings of Allah be upon him) said;
“When the Muslim visits his (sick) Muslim brother, he is harvesting the fruit of paradise until he returns.” [Narrated by Muslim]
7. Listen To The Holy Quran:
Even if you’re unable to touch the Holy Quran, you can always listen to it’s recitation over the internet or Television. It would help you in constantly remembering Allah and would prevent you from other worldly distractions.
8. Be More Helpful Towards Others:
Feed the poor, give charity, help those in need in any way you can. All such deeds would add to your blessings.
9. Smile As Much As You Can And Make Others Smile Too:
Following Sunnah is always beneficial and it would be even more rewarding if you are the reason behind others’ smile and happiness.
10. Greet Everyone With A Salam:
Saying Salam to others is always a blessed deed and definitely it will rewarding in the end. The Prophet (Peace be upon him) said:
“You will not enter paradise until you believe, and you will not believe until you love one another. Shall I tell you about something which, if you do it, will make you love one another? Greet each other with Salam.” – [Muslim]
So these are the 10 Ibadaats that you can easily perform during this Ramadan while you are on your period. May we all have a blessed and fulfilling Ramadan!